30th Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Fr. Matthew Litak

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In the ancient Middle East laws were everything. They told you not only what not to do, like the 10 Commandments, but also helped form your identity and keep you safe. In a world full of pitfalls and hazards, vagabonds and ruffians, disease and death, it was the law that helped you find your way and which brought order to an often chaotic and random world. There were laws for dress, food, festivals, sacrifices, and even which hand to use for certain things. It is a lot different today. Outside of paying taxes, think about how many laws mandate you to do something.
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Steward Stories: Margaret Meyers

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Our Steward Stories are shared by parishioners who have connected with Saint Clement and actively live a life of stewardship. We focus on the three Anchors that relate to stewardship—Pray, Serve, and Give—and feature parishioners involved in one of these Anchors three times a year. Today we hear from Margaret Meyers on the Anchor "Serve."
 
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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Rachel Espinoza

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Today’s Gospel is a particularly poignant one given the political climate in which we find ourselves. Jesus is asked by the Pharisees whether it is lawful to pay the census tax. A bit of historical background is helpful here: the Jewish people of first century Palestine lived in an occupied land. They were not a free people. They were subject to Roman laws, Roman governors, Roman taxes. Avoiding taxes wasn’t an option. Had Jesus counseled against paying the tax, he would have been in trouble with the Roman authorities (and we know how that usually ended up in his time!). 
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Catholics and Voting

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Fr. Louis J. Cameli, the Cardinal's Delegate for Formation and Mission for the Archdiocese of Chicago, reflects on how to approach the 2020 election as a Catholic.

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